The Dakota Access Pipeline:
an Investigation of the Historical, Spatial, and Legal
Underpinnings of Land and Territory
"When considering the current opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline project along Lake Oahe (formed by the dammed Missouri River) at Standing Rock, it is essential that the discussion be framed within the context of history. For some, this history begins and ends with an administration’s decision to halt the construction as evidence of political posturing. For many, we must refer to the spring of 2016 when meetings were held and established laws were followed in planning the project. For others, the ideologies of resistance seen in the confrontation with capitalist motivations has been playing out for centuries...."
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